Two easy ways to measure cardiovascular risk
The following self-tests are a starting point to understanding risk factors, and do not replace a visit to your cardiologist.
Reynolds Risk Score
This self-test factors in age, cholesterol, blood pressure, family history, and high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (a protein produced by the liver that reflects inflammation that is a factor leading to atherosclerosis). The Reynolds Risk Score provides an estimate of risk for cardiovascular problems that may occur over the next 10 years. Take the test.
BMI (body mass index)
Your body mass index is a measure of body fatness, which is arrived at by multiplying height in meters and weight in kilograms. Calculate your BMI.